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Among the dangerous tasks that we all do everyday, welding is definitely one of the top most dangerous tasks out there. Whenever there is heat involved in any job along with dangerous equipment, then the risk of getting hurt is increased by two folds. The welding process involves various types of issues, but the question is: What is the effective way to treat welding burns? The first step to treat a burn on the skin is to get far away from the heat to ensure that the burn does not hurt much. Consider it like you have got a sunburn. Go...

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Though there might be a debate over how often to wash FR clothing, it is impossible to avoid entirely. Like any other garment, FR clothing will get soiled and need to be washed. While washing your regular clothes improperly might cause them to shrink or become discolored, using the wrong detergent with your FR garments can neutralize its flame-resistant properties, which can put your life and bodily integrity at risk. Whether you can wash your FR garments using regular detergent really depends on what ingredients are found in your detergent that you’re using. Green Detergent: One rule of the thumb is...

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First step in protecting yourself from arc flash and flash fire hazards on the job is wearing flame resistant (FR) clothing. However, if you’re not wearing your FR properly, you could be leaving yourself at risk for serious injuries. In fact, there are some cases in which wearing your FR clothing improperly could be just as dangerous as not wearing any at all. It is important to follow your company’s guidelines for how to wear your uniform. Ideally, these guidelines should require that your uniform clothing is: FR clothing shouldn't be baggy, but it also shouldn't be overly fitted or...

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If the safety of your team is your top priority, then you know the demands a safety program has on your time and energy. Human loss and suffering is immeasurable. If you’re in a position to maintain and enforce safety procedures, we’re sure you don’t want your crew getting hurt.  Depending on the type of environment, some accidents lead to catastrophes. There are challenges comes with promoting a safe work environment while hurdling financial issues like budgets to keep spending in check and regulations that guide industries as a whole.  Some responsible for making the workplace safer for employees do...

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First, you must buy a reliable  machine. There are a variety of welding machines performing various functions. By knowing your task, you will be able to choose a suitable welding machine. It’s all about how clean the material you are about to weld. It all start with the good fit. Materials are cleaned thoroughly and bevelled perfectly as you can. Using tack welding, hold your material together safely to get the perfect end-product. In open root welding, tacked backing plate is not used. Welding is done across the gap, which is quite tricky. Always break your pipe on the sidewall....

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